Checking date: 12/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Machines and thermal engines
Study: Master in Industrial Engineering (226)

Coordinating teacher: LECUONA NEUMANN, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Knowledge and abilities for the design and analysis of thermal machines and engines, their processes and performances Knowledge and abilities that allow understand, analize, exploit and manage the different sources of energy for thermal machines and engines, their sustainability characteristics and sustainability and pollution figures
Description of contents: programme
Cap 1.- Internal combustion engines and the associated machines. Principles and performances. Technology. Cap 2.- Thermochemistry of combustion. Properties. Results and pollutants. Cap 3.- Open cycles for internal combustion engines. Detailed processes. Turbocharging and intercooling. Thermal processes of industrial interest. Cap. 4.- Thermal turbines and the associated machines. Enfriamiento. Cap 5.- Turbomachines. Principles. Cap. 6.- Cycles of gas turbines. Processes and performances. Cap. 7.- Combustion in Internal Combustion engines. Processes and pollutants.
Learning activities and methodology
- Master classes/lectures where the knowledge to be acquired by the student will be exposed. There will be class notes available and basic textbooks will be recommended both for following the subject and to continue knowledge downstream. - Problem and question solving by the students for self-evaluation and to acquire the abilities required. - Exposure and discussion of resolving problems that are proposed to the students. - Laboratory practicals and/or in computer halls, where the student can experiment on the concepts and results of the theory presented in the lectures. - Direct observation of the technology of thermal machines and engines in the laboratory.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 45
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 55
Basic Bibliography
  • Heywood. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals. McGraw-Hill. 1988
  • Lecuona, A. et al.. Motores Térmicos. OCW Universidad carlos III de Madrid. 2014
  • Moran; Shapiro. Fundamentos de Termodinámica Técnica. Reverté. 2004
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Payri F., Desantes, M.. Motores Alternativos de Combustión Interna. Reverté. 2012
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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